The Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals has been postponed, the NFL announced.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed after making a tackle on Cincinnati’s Tee Higgins midway through the first quarter. Hamlin was immediately attended to by training staff. An ambulance came on the field and Hamlin reportedly was administered CPR. The ambulance transported Hamlin to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The NFL issued a statement announcing the postponement and that Hamlin was in critical condition.
NFL statement on tonight’s Bills-Bengals game: pic.twitter.com/odLrDlpQGU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2023
The NFL has officially postponed play for tonight, per Commissioner Roger Goodell.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2023
Prayers for Hamlin 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 i hope everything is okay.
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) January 3, 2023
The game doesn’t “become” secondary. It is secondary. It always was.
Game is suspended. Bills and Bengals have left the field.
Praying for Damar Hamlin.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) January 3, 2023
This story will be updated as news develops.